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J. A. Aasgaard portrait
J. A. Aasgaard portrait
TitleJ. A. Aasgaard portrait
DescriptionJ. A. Aasgaard posing in chair. Location of photograph unknown.
Date of OriginalNo later than 1925
CreatorReierson, C. R.
Creator RolePhotographer
General SubjectPeople
Subject (LCTGM)College administrators
Personal NameAasgaard, Johan Arnd, 1876-1966
Organization NameConcordia College (Moorhead, Minn.)--People
LocationMoorhead (Minn.)
Clay County (Minn.)
Minnesota
United States
Decade1890-1899
1900-1909
1910-1919
1920-1929
Item NumberP0205
Format of OriginalPhotographs
Dimensions of Original12 x 8 in
Publisher of OriginalC. R. Reierson Studio
Place of PublicationDe Forest (Wis.)
NotesTitle supplied by staff.
Biography/HistoryJohan Arnd Aasgaard was born on April 5, 1876. He attended St. Olaf College, United Church Seminary, Princeton Seminary, and the University of Wisconsin. In 1911, Dr. Aasgaard became the fifth president of Concordia College where he remained until 1925. Aasgaard played an instrumental role in Concordia becoming an accredited, four-year liberal arts college.
After leaving Concordia in 1925, Aasgaard became the president of Norwegian Lutheran Church of America. He remained in this role until his retirement in 1954. During Aasgaard's tenure, the church merged and formed the American Lutheran Church. Aasgaard passed away on January 13, 1966 in Cokato, Minnesota.
Repository InstitutionConcordia College Library, College Archives
Repository CollectionPhotographs 1891-1910, RG 31.11.1 FF 2
Credit LineCourtesy of the Concordia College Archives.
Rights ManagementImage in public domain.
Ordering InformationTo order a reproduction, inquire about permissions, or for information on prices, contact the Concordia College Archives.
Digital IDcc000026
Original SourcePhotographic print
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